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40% Off Sale Ends Sunday, BUT WAIT!

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As you’ve surely heard by now, our 40% Off All Used sale has been extended until Sunday at 5pm. But with every single check-in on Foursquare, the sale technically continues. The more you visit, the more you save.

Up to 50% Off!

So download Foursquare, and start saving some money!

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Project Cafe Confirmed: Nintendo Announces New Console

Project Cafe Confirmed: Nintendo Announces New Console For E3 – G4tv.com.

Is this the Wii 2? Nintendo has released an official statement confirming a new console, codenamed “Project Cafe”, will be playable at E3 2011. No details on the console have been announced except for the fact that it will arrive in 2012. The company promises to announce the console’s specs and more during the annual industry trade show later in June.

Here’s the statement from Nintendo:

“Nintendo has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis between its launch in 2006 and the end of March 2011.

We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.”

While Nintendo hasn’t revealed any further details on the Wii successor, which is reportedly codenamed “Project Cafe,” there are a number of reports about the system’s specifications, including the word from IGN’s sources that the Nintendo project will “out perform the PlayStation 3’s NVIDIA 7800GTX-based processor. Like the Xbox 360, the system’s CPU will be a custom-built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset, but the clocking speeds will be faster.” Supposedly, the system will support 1080p output with the potential for stereoscopic 3D as well. Price-wise, Project Cafe is predicted to retail for between $350 and $400.

The new console is rumored to have an interesting touchscreen controller as well, but Nintendo has remained tight lipped on the console’s specifics. We’ve speculated on what the new “Project Cafe” console might have inside, but what do you think is coming? A beefier console than the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, or another Wii, marketed towards a more family friendly demographic?

If Nintendo’s strategy is to “out-power” the major consoles on the market, it basically represents a 180 degree turn from the guiding philosophy of the Wii. The Wii was always a system designed to be less powerful, but more user-friendly and with broader appeal than the 360 and PS3.

We’ll keep you updated right up to E3 (June 7-9), and, of course, our E3 coverage will be massive, featuring news, previews, videos and much, much more.

Source: Nintendo.co.jp



Read more: http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/712099/project-cafe-confirmed-nintendo-announces-new-console-for-e3/#ixzz1KYh6wHGN

20% OFF All Weekend Long

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Happy Easter everyone!

EVERYTHING is 20% off all weekend long, starting today, ending 5pm Sunday.

Nintendo can remotely brick your 3DS after flash card use? — Engadget

Bad news for those that plan on using a flash card with their 3DS — if Nintendo detects that you’ve been dabbing with one, the company might send a firmware update that could possibly brick your system. According to GoNintendo, Japanese retailer Enterking posted a warning message on their site, suggesting that your system might be unbootable after a software update if Nintendo detects you’ve been using an R4. Enterking is not buying used 3DSs that have a history of using an illegal cartridge — a transparent indication that it’s not taking any chances here. We can’t know for sure if Nintendo will dish out said update or how Enterking might tell — however, Nintendo did issue this statement to Eurogamer in response to their story on the topic:
“We do not discuss product security details (for obvious reasons), nor can we discuss the details of countermeasures available in the Nintendo 3DS system. Nintendo 3DS has the most up-to-date technology. The security has been designed to protect both the creative works in the software and to protect the Nintendo 3DS hardware system itself.

Nintendo, like most companies, takes a palpable stanceagainstpiracy. We recommend that those fortunate enough to own a 3DS stay away from the flash cards altogether, just in case.

Update: Flash cards aren’t illegal to use per se — homebrew, anyone? — although certain countrieshave banned them from import and sale, and their widespread use for illegal activity makes them a dubious proposition quite often.

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Nintendo can remotely brick your 3DS after flash card use? — Engadget.

The Legend of Zelda prototype surfaces, makes itself readily available

Retro gamers, take note — The Legend of Zelda is back, and
this version’s more intriguing than ever. From the pits of a
mythical, magical unknown lair has arisen an early build of the
original FDS version of Zelda, and thanks to the wonders of the
internet (along with a few dedicated Earthlings), we’re able to
break down the differences between the prototype and the retail
edition, download the FDS image and pore over the disk scans. From
what we’ve been able to gather thus far, the early version is quite
a bit easier to beat than the final build, with fewer enemies,
easier money and more gullible partners. Sounds like our kind of
place. Hit the links below to nerd out in fantastic
fashion.

Happy Anniversary to Us! [UPDATE: Sale Ended]

But check out tomorrows Front Page (Sentinel Review) for more Christmas Gift Ideas on the CHEAP!

It’s that time again folks! Another killer year, so we give you a killer deal!

23% OFF (for 23 Years) on ALL New Product and 46% OFF (ya we doubled 23, good one!) ALL Fully Guaranteed Used Product!

Shop early for the best selection! Our DS games are already dwindling! Sale ends Sunday @ 8pm.

Xbox Live Rewards loyalty program goes live in the US and UK

Xbox Live Rewards loyalty program goes live in the US and UK

Spend an embarrassing amount of your life immersed in the Xbox Live universe? It’s cool — we all do. But now, you’ll actually have a better reason to ignore whoever’s yelling at you to disconnect. Microsoft has just launched its Xbox Live Rewards loyalty program after testing it out last year, but for now it’s only available to US and UK-based gamers. As our compadres over at Joystiq mention, it’s a lot like Club Nintendo, but instead of getting gear, you’ll be awarded Microsoft Points for doing things you’d already be doing anyway. Gamers can look for a ten point boost for renewing a one-month membership, a 400 point increase for buying / renewing a family plan or 100 points for activating Netflix — and that’s just the start. Hit the source link to join up. It’s free, you know.

Xbox Live Rewards loyalty program goes live in the US and UK originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 01 Dec 2010 21:39:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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